King’s Lynn Young Stars eye top spots before Cradley home clash

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King’s Lynn Young Stars will look to move back into the Travel Plus National League play-off places when they host Cradley tonight (Wednesday 8, 7.30).

The Stebbings Car Superstore side have won three of their four home meetings at the Adrian Flux Arena in convincing fashion and are targeting another big performance against the Heathens.

Team manager Dale Allitt is expecting a much tougher test from the 2013/14 champions, but feels his side have got what it takes to claim another three league points.

Said Allitt: “Cradley is always going to be an interesting one and of course they’ve built their team with three very big hitters.

“Having said that, I think our strength in depth will be the key.

“I am expecting a close meeting because of the power of Cradley’s top end, but equally I do feel that if everything goes to plan we’ve got enough to grab the win which would move us up to third in the table.”

The Young Stars hand a full debut to 15-year-old, former No.8 Lewis Whitmore who has replaced Layne Cupitt at reserve.

The Heathens are led by powerful trio Ashley Morris, Luke Chessell and Max Clegg who represented Great Britain at the World Under-21 Team Cup semi-final in Denmark last weekend.

KING’S LYNN: Josh Bailey, Scott Campos, Ryan Kinsley, Tom Stokes, Nathan Greaves, Lewis Whitmore, Shane Hazelden.

CRADLEY: Ashley Morris, Ben Basford, Luke Chessell, Jack Kingston R/R, Max Clegg, Bradley Andrews, James Purchase, Stephen Whitehouse (No.8).